*** This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. If you click one and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no cost to you***. When the weather starts to get warm I pull out my Crock Pot. Generally slow cooker food feels more wintry/fall-ish, but when it’s hot outside and you don’t feel like heating up the kitchen, the Crock Pot is a great option. This week I made a Gluten Free Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese and it was a really successful recipe. I actually am not sure what words to use to give justice to how good this mac and cheese came out. It was, like, really special.
Do you see the ooey gooey-ness that is happening there? It’s insane. So freaking yummy.
Gluten Free Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese
- 1 Box Barilla Gluten Free Elbow Macaroni Cooked Al Dente, about 7 minutes
- 2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
- 1/4 Cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
- 1/8 Cup Blue Cheese Optional
- 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
- 1/2 Cup Mayo
- 4 Oz Cream Cheese
- 12 Oz Evaporated Milk
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Pepper
- 1/2 tsp Dry Mustard
Add the al dente Macaroni to the Crock Pot
Add the recent of the ingredients to the Crock Pot and stir to incorporate.
Cook on low for 2-3 hours until heated through and all of the cheeses have melted together. Stir before serving.
I know the addition of blue cheese to this mac and cheese might be a little controversial. However, it gives a little bit of a funk to the flavor, which I LOVE. If you really hate blue cheese, by all means leave it out. Not everyone is as funky as me. I get it.
This recipe would only be easier if you didn’t have to cook the macaroni. But the macaroni should only take about 7 minutes as you don’t want to cook it all the way through. No one likes mushy macaroni. Check yours at about 5 minutes and if it is starting to get fully cooked, take it off, rinse it in cold water and it will finish cooking in the Crock Pot. I used my go to Gluten Free Pasta by Barilla, but you could definitely use regular pasta if you’re not interested in gluten free. It seems to me that regular pasta takes a little longer to cook than gluten free, so just make sure you check pasta for al dente-ness.
Do you see those cheese strings, people?? That is how I like my mac and cheese.